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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Rats - Notte di terrore (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 23 May 1985 (Italy)
In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn), Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (screenplay), Bruno Mattei (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Kurt (as Richard Raymond)
Geretta Geretta ... Chocolate (as Janna Ryann)
Massimo Vanni ... Taurus (as Alex McBride)
Gianni Franco ... Video (as Richard Cross)
Ann-Gisel Glass Ann-Gisel Glass ... Myrna
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Lucifer (as Cristoph Bretner)
Fausto Lombardi ... Deus (as Tony Lombardo)
Henry Luciani ... Duke
Cindy Leadbetter Cindy Leadbetter ... Diana
Christian Fremont Christian Fremont ... Noah (as Chris Fremont)
Moune Duvivier Moune Duvivier ... Lilith
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Storyline

One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh eating rats, and soon the gore is spilling everywhere. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

Mutants of a nuclear disaster

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 May 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Rats: Night of Terror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Beatrice Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The abandoned city sets featured heavily in the film were the New York City exteriors built at Cinecitta for 'Once Upon a Time in America (1984)' , which by this point had fallen under disrepair. See more »

Goofs

Sharpie pen marks are visible underlining various words and sections of the text screen during the opening text crawl. See more »

Quotes

Video: [trying to fix a broken computer] This stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!
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Crazy Credits

The movie abruptly ends with 'FIN', and follows with a minute of music without any credits playing. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film ran into censorship problems in Ontario, Canada. The CIC Video version that was eventually passed is missing the shot of a rat emerging from the dead girl's mouth. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Greatest and worst parts of 80's foreign horror
10 May 2017 | by chaosbaronSee all my reviews

This film has some great elements such as some awesome 80's synth music, ridiculous over the top 80's outfits and character names (Lucifer, Taurus, Video). It does also contain some cringeworthy elements such as animal abuse which is common in foreign movies from as recent as the 90's. One moment you have characters talking about the indecency of humanity, and saying how rats don't deserve the punishment they get, and the next has the actors kicking live rats like footballs and beaming them with beer mugs. The acting, lines, and delivery bridges well into the absurdly bad, with one "joke" sticking out to me in particular. The character Lucifer is stuck in his sleeping bag and having trouble with the zipper, Taurus unzips it, and makes a comment about calmness being the virtue of a leader... then suddenly everyone is bursting out laughing like its the funniest thing they ever heard. Even Taurus who delivered the line is doing full belly wide mouth open head back laughter. Maybe you have to be in a rat filled apocalypse to understand the joke...


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